Holiday Celebration Set for Dec. 7-8

Enjoy festive pairings and more during the Bucks County Wine Trail's Holiday Celebration.
The Bucks County Wine Trail will hold its Holiday Celebration on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8.

The wineries of the Bucks County Wine Trail will hold its annual Holiday Celebration on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Guests can experience the wineries decorated for the holidays while enjoying delicious spiced wine tastings, sampling Christmas cookies and artisanal cheeses and relaxing with the sounds of holiday music.

During the Holiday Celebration, visitors can also get a jump start on holiday shopping with special discount pricing, wine gift packs, gift baskets and unique wine accessories.

To learn more about what each of our wineries has planned for the Holiday Celebration, contact the winery or visit their Website.

Bucks County Wine Trail’s Nouveau Weekend

Several wineries participate in the annual Nouveau release weekend.
The Bucks County Wine Trail’s Nouveau release is set for Nov. 9 and Nov. 10.

Wine lovers can taste the newest, fruitiest varieties of wine during the Bucks County Wine Trail’s annual Nouveau event, which is set for the weekend of Nov. 9-10.

Nouveau wines are bottled young with little aging, offering light and sweet tastes. As is tradition in the Beaujolais region of France, four of our Bucks County wineries offer their own version of these wines fresh from harvest.

Buckingham Valley Vineyards, Crossing Vineyards and WineryRushland Ridge Vineyards and Winery and Sand Castle Winery are offering Nouveau wine tastings during the event. Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery will feature a new wine release during Nouveau weekend.

To learn more about what each winery is planning, contact the winery directly or visit their Website.

Passport to Bucks Self-Guided Tour Nov-March

From Nov. 1 through March 31 Passport to Bucks card holders can sample wine from all seven of our wineries for only $30!

The Bucks County Wine Trail is offering a tasty challenge for wine enthusiasts both near and far.

Beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through March 31, visitors who purchase a Passport to Bucks card for $30 will receive a complimentary wine tasting and have their card punched as each winery is visited and wine is sampled.

Once all seven wineries have been visited and the card has all its punches, it can be exchanged for a drawing card at the last winery visited and entered into a drawing for a grand prize!

About Passport to Bucks

Passport to Bucks began in fall 2016 as a new initiative aimed at sharing all that Bucks County has to offer with the wine-loving community, region and visitors. The successful program will continue for a fourth season, which begins Nov. 1, 2019. Cards will be accepted for complimentary wine tastings through March 31, 2020.

Passports are not yet available purchase. Once available, participants will be able to purchase a Passport at any of the wineries (Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery, 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie, Pa. 18944; Phone: 215-249-3559); Buckingham Valley Vineyards, 1521 Durham Road (Route 413), Buckingham, Pa 18912; Crossing Vineyards and Winery  1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown PA 18940; Rose Bank Winery, 258 Durham Road (Route 413), Newtown PA 18940; Rushland Ridge Vineyards, 2665 Rushland Road, Jamison PA 18929; Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road, Erwinna PA 18920; and Wycombe Vineyards, 1391 Forest Grove Road, Furlong, PA 18925). 

Passports will also be available for purchase at Visit Bucks County, 3207 Street Road in Bensalem, Pa., 19020.

Passport holders will receive a free wine tasting at all wineries (a $65 value). Visits to all wineries during the contest period of Nov. 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020 qualifies Passport holder for entry into a drawing. A winner will be selected randomly.

Harvest Celebration

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Guests can enjoy fresh-pressed grape juice during the Bucks County Wine Trail’s Harvest Celebration Oct. 8-9.

Come and taste the fruits of our labor during our annual Harvest Celebration. In addition to sampling a variety of award-winning Bucks County wines, guests can sample freshly pressed grape juices that have not yet fermented into wine.

On Oct. 8-9 guests can sample a variety of award-winning locally made wines and freshly pressed grape juices that have not yet fermented into wine as part of the annual Harvest Celebration.

Here’s a look at what each of the wineries are planning:

Complimentary doughnuts, fresh grape juice and newly fermenting wine will be available. Guests can enjoy live music while sitting on picnic tables on the lawn from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 and noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 9. Self-guided tours and wine tastings are available for $5 and wine slushies will be available for purchase.

Live music from party band Love Junk on Oct. 8-Oct. 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (free admission)

Specialty pairing: Enjoy a glass of mulled Apple wine served with cheeses, cured meats and chocolates. Cost: $20 per person

  • New Hope Winery (6123 Lower York Road, New Hope PA 18938; Phone: 215-794-2331)

The New Hope Winery, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9, will be offering local live music and regular tastings of a choice of five wines for $10. Guests can enjoy a Harvest Sangria made in-house and warmed holiday wines: Dutch Apple Spice and Holiday Spice.

Peace Valley will be open on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 9.

  • Rose Bank Winery (258 Durham Road (Route 413), Newtown PA 18940; Phone: 215-860-5899)

The winery will celebrate a new wine release with live music and tastings of eight wines from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and Oct. 9.

As is common in many wine growing regions in Europe, the winery celebrates the end of harvest by serving freshly fermented grape juice. Guests can enjoy this sweet, bubbly drink, which pairs nicely with sweetbreads and jams made from fruit grown on the farm.

Guests can enjoy special tours of the vineyard and wine cellar, concentrating on the processes and the stages of the 2016 vintages, from fully developed young Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, to fermenting Riesling and freshly crushed Cabernet. Visitors can take in a beautiful setting overlooking the Delaware River and the 15-mile view of the valley painted with Autumn colors.

Unami Ridge will be open on Oct. 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

Guests can help harvest grapes at Wycombe Vineyards. (Photo credit: Mark Margraff)
Guests can help harvest grapes at Wycombe Vineyards. (Photo credit: Mark Margraff)
  • Wycombe Vineyards (Address: 1391 Forest Grove Road, Furlong, PA 18925; Phone: 215-598-WINE)

Guests sign up in advance to pick grapes on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy free wine for the day, BBQ and 10 percent off all purchases for the next year.